Why has Google selected Cape Town?

Q: Why has Google selected Cape Town for its Umbono Program?

Google: Cape Town is in the process of positioning itself as a hub for innovation and technology, as evidenced by: the Cape IT Initiative, the Bandwidth Barn, the presence of a growing tech industry in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, strong University computer science programs (UCT Stellenbosch, UWC, CPUT, etc), and the formation of the Silicon Cape network. We feel that all of these factors are key to the development of a sustainable, entrepreneurial environment in the technology sector.